Chapter 228

P.O.Box 22016
Mesa, AZ 85277-2016

44th Annual Copperstate Fly-In Aviation and Education Expo

EAA Chapter 228 is proud to be the host Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter for the upcoming COPPERSTATE Fly-In.  Since its first event in 1973, COPPERSTATE Fly-In has been bringing together aviation enthusiasts in the southwest United States. COPPERSTATE Fly-In, Inc. is a volunteer run, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting recreational and general aviation through events, scholarships, and public education. Proceeds from the COPPERSTATE Fly-In help support scholarship programs for youth seeking careers in the aerospace industry.  Look for our chapter volunteers at the event and visit our booth at this year’s Fly-In October 27 and 28 at Mesa Falcon Field, 4800 E. Falcon Drive, Mesa AZ.  Follow the signs to visitor parking and enjoy a fun filled day of all things aviation. 

For more information about the Fly-In, visit the COPPERSTATE Fly-In website:


 Thank you for visiting our site and welcome to the home of EAA Chapter 228.

We make our home at Falcon Field (FFZ) in Mesa, Arizona and our chapter meetings are held every 4th Tuesday at 7:00 pm except there is no meeting in July or December. The meetings take place in the CAF Hangar Conference Room located at 2017 N. Greenfield Rd, Mesa, AZ..  Check the calendar for changes in meeting location.There is usually  pizza prior to the meetings at 6:00 PM. Watch the newsletters for details.

 We participate in many fly-ins and events so check the calendar tab to see what's happening. There is something for everyone. Fly Safe!


Coffee socials Thursday mornings at 0800 at the Warbirds hangar just north of
the picnic grounds. Non tenants use the entrance on the south side of hangar.
Dinner socials on the second Saturday of the month.  Contact Brian Briggerman for details (

Logo Merchandise

Proudly display your chapter with logo apparel. Hats and pocket tees are $15 each. Pocket polo shirts are $25. A limited number of each available for immediate purchase. Contact Philip Buckalew ( or Mike Cycon ( to order your size shirts.


Flyout Saturday mornings with the EZ group (all types welcome).
Contact Rick Reuland ( for details.

Upcoming Events

Friday Oct 27 - Saturday Oct 28
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